Metrology for Optics Manufacturing

High-Performance Metrology Systems That Improve Process and Quality

Supporting Our Optics Manufacturing Partners

For those manufacturing optical components, it is impossible to underestimate the importance of quality control. This is particularly true in today’s highly competitive environment, where manufacturers are faced with the ongoing challenge of controlling costs while ensuring that product specifications are always met.

We are committed to supporting our optics manufacturing partners by delivering high-performance metrology systems that improve process and quality.

As a result, optics manufacturers worldwide are choosing our solutions to improve their products and reduce operational costs to earn a measurable return on investment.

Optical Surface Quality & Scratch Dig Inspection

Controlling the evaluation of optical surface quality

Optical surface quality refers to surface imperfections, such as scratches, digs, sleeks and crush marks, which can be introduced to a component surface during the various manufacturing steps.

Depending on a component’s application, surface imperfections can have a direct impact on performance, and as a result, several industry standards exist for controlling the evaluation of optical surface quality through defined specifications and methods, including MIL-PRF-13830B, ISO-10110-7 &; ISO-14997.

Following these standards, manufacturers commonly assess and inspect optical surfaces visually by eye. It is widely understood that this approach is inherently subjective, non-repeatable and lacking traceability, which ultimately leads to disagreements that have a measurable negative impact on process confidence, product quality and ultimately business performance. 

Innovation at RedLux

Due to innovations at RedLux, machine vision can now solve this problem by objectively inspecting and evaluating surface quality to the applicable standards, while delivering automated traceable documentation.

OptiLux SD

OptiLux SD is RedLux’s comprehensive and powerful solution for controlled inspection of flat optical surfaces.

Patented inspection technology

OptiLux SD’s patented inspection technology supports both visual and dimensional inspection standards, delivering repeatability, reproducibility and throughput performance that finally allows you to build confidence in your inspection process and product quality.

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Crystran - Case Study

In 2016 leading UK Optical component manufacturer, Crystran, made a decision to bolster their quality control capability by investing in OptiLux SD. Managing Director Mark Middleton provides you with his feedback.

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